Awards night another episode of the Kane Williamson show

Kane Williamson. Photo: Getty Images
Kane Williamson. Photo: Getty Images
Black Caps captain Kane Williamson scooped the major award at the New Zealand Cricket Awards last night.

He collected the Sir Richard Hadlee Medal for the fourth time in six years, while White Ferns all-rounder Amelia Kerr and prolific Wellington left-hander Devon Conway claimed double honours.

Williamson had a tremendous summer in the whites for the Black Caps. He plundered 639 runs in four tests at an average of 159.

For his efforts he was named cricketer of the year, test player of the year and he also won the the Redpath Cup for first-class batting.

The ICC No 1 ranked test batsman posted his highest international score of 251 against the West Indies at Seddon Park in Hamilton.

He bagged a century in the Boxing Day test before recording a double-century against Pakistan at Hagley Oval in Christchurch to help the Black Caps secure a berth in the World Test Championship Final.

Kerr’s ability with both the ball and bat had her collect the Super Smash and international T20 women’s awards.

The leg-spinner played a key role in the White Ferns upset wins against Australia in Brisbane before Christmas and in Napier last month.

She averaged 51 with the bat and took 14 wickets in the Super Smash, including a hat trick in the final.

Fellow Wellingtonian Conway made a wonderful beginning to his international career.

The South African-born player stroked 473 international T20 runs at an average of 59.12.

His form was equally compelling in one-day cricket. He amassed 225 during the three-game series against Bangladesh.

He was named men’s ODI and T20 player of the year for his efforts.

White Ferns left-hander Amy Satterthwaite was named women’s ODI player of the year.

She returned from time out to start a family to post 302 runs at an average of 38.

Canterbury all-rounders Frankie Mackay and Daryl Mitchell were named domestic player of the year in the women’s and men’s competitions, while Wellington and rookie Black Cap Finn Allen was named Super Smash player of the year following his break-out season in which he scored more than 500 runs.

Kyle Jamieson’s hot test form saw him claim the Winsor Cup for first-class bowling.

His 11-wicket haul in the first test against Pakistan was one of the many highlights in a terrific home summer for the Black Caps.

Canterbury all-rounder Kate Ebrahim was awarded the Ruth Martin Cup for batting, while team-mate and leg-spinner Sarah Asmussen won the Phyl Blackler Cup for women’s domestic bowling.

Jeff Crowe was honoured with the Bert Sutcliffe Medal for outstanding services to cricket.

He represented his country in 39 tests and 75 ODIs between 1983 and 1990, captaining the side on 22 occasions and was later appointed manager of the New Zealand team.

Since 2004, he has been an ICC match referee and became the third match person to officiate in 300 ODIs.

Chris Brown was named umpire of the year.

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